JCEA Excellence Fund

In 1999-2000 the JCEA Board of Directors incorporated the JCEA Excellence Fund as a tax-exempt, 501-c3 fund. The purpose of the fund is: To promote the teaching profession by providing academic scholarships to prospective teachers and opportunities for professional development and training for JCEA members. The Fund includes two important components:

The JCEA Excellence Fund Scholarships - originally created in 1984 and called the JCEA Excellence Scholarships. JCEA awards at least one scholarship annually to Jefferson County graduating seniors who plan to pursue a teaching career. Applications are available each spring in high school guidance and counseling centers.

The Dave Sanders Quality Teaching Foundation was created in memory of our colleague Dave Sanders who died, along with fourteen students, during the April 20, 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School. Its purpose is to provide JCEA-initiated activities in the area of professional or leadership development, such as designing and/or implementing customized in-service training, (co)sponsoring teaching-related presentations/seminars by recognized experts, and providing stipends to teachers for expenses related to National Board Certification.

Make a tax deductible contribution to the JCEA Excellence Fund

Simply make your check out to: The JCEA Excellence Fund. US mail it to JCEA, 1447 Nelson St., Lakewood, CO 80215. If your gift is given as a memorial or as an honorarium in recognition of retirement or other special occasion, please provide us the name of the person being remembered, honored or recognized. JCEA will send that person (or family) an acknowledgement card.

JCEA News

JCEA Makes Continuing Recommendation for 2017 BoE Election
“Our members know that School board elections matter so that integrity and quality is maintained in both the classroom and the district, as well as the profession,” said Dale Munholland, Pomona High School teacher and chair of the Community Advocacy Action Team.

Negotiated Agreement Ratified
The tentative agreement was ratified by JCEA membership and accepted unanimously by the Board of Education at the May 4th meeting. The new language will go into effect at the beginning of next school year. Click for details.

Tentative Agreement Reached!
After months of bargaining and hundreds of volunteer hours, the JCEA bargaining team reached a Tentative Agreement with the district at last night’s bargaining session. A vote of the entire JCEA membership on whether or not to ratify the agreement will take place following next week’s AR Council meeting on Tuesday.